The article goes state by state, looking in detail at the cost in January 2017 of both medical abortion and surgical (aspiration) abortion in public, private and non-profit clinics. The findings were obtained from the Tabbot Foundation, several NGOs active around abortion, published articles, web-based news sites and government websites.
A bill to to decriminalise abortion and replace a 116-year-old law was put to the vote on 11 May in the New South Wales Legislative Council, tabled by Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi. But the Abortion Law Reform Bill was defeated … Continued
“She was with the guy for a month, but noticed the red flags for domestic violence… he was throwing things and getting controlling so she ended the relationship, which is really good.” It is 9am and the phones are ringing … Continued
Parliament carried its annual review of the Abortion Supervisory Committee in March. The Prime Minister had already said he didn’t want to change the abortion law. The NZ Herald put out a call for any women who’d had an … Continued
THREE members of Australia’s Northern Territory Parliament – Sandra Nelson, Ngaree Ah Kit and Selena Uibo – shared their stories of making the difficult choice to terminate pregnancies during the debate on proposed legislation to reform the abortion law, which … Continued
Queensland: Opposition MPs block two related bills introducing abortion law reform Queensland’s Liberal National Party decided unanimously not to support the second of a pair of bills reforming abortion law in the state, according to its leader. The two bills, … Continued
The New Zealand Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC), which is appointed by and reports to the NZ government, made its annual presentation to Parliament’s justice and electoral committee on 16 March 2017. Dame Linda Holloway, ASC chairwoman, told the committee that … Continued
On 3 March, the head of ALRANZ, Terry Bellamak wrote: “Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. It marks the beginning of the anti-choicers’ annual [40 day] protest outside hospitals and clinics where abortions are performed. “This year, ALRANZ … Continued
Film Fundraiser A screening of Dawn Porter’s documentary Trapped, 28 Sept.
In December 2016, the Northern Territory Government published a Discussion Paper that contains various proposals to reform abortion laws in the Territory. The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) welcomes this opportunity to comment on the proposed reforms. The HRLC … Continued